Arlington Entertainment


Celebrate Arlington

From Aug. 6-10, the Arlington County Fair will be in full gear featuring live performances, competitions, carnival rides and more. The free event, which has been going on for more than 35 years, has a mission to “showcase the best of Arlington.”

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WGCC Lightning Swimmers Win League Championship

The WGCC Lightning swimmers have just completed one of the most successful seasons in the team's history.

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Open House at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre held its annual open house on Saturday, Aug. 2.

“Flourishing After 55”

Events for those 55 or older.

‘An Evening With Danny Kaye’

Brian Childers brings a Hollywood legend to life in this musical.

Actor Brian Childers has been playing Hollywood star Danny Kaye in numerous incarnations for 13 years. He will be returning to The American Century Theater in Arlington for “An Evening with Danny Kaye” from Friday, July 18 through Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Theatre 2, Arlington. This show is part of the Robert M. McElwaine Reflections series.

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Turning Tables

Vinyl records are back in style, especially with young listeners.

In an age when music is always digitally accessible via apps like Spotify and iHeart Radio, consumers in their 30s, 20s and even teens are opting to purchase vinyl copies of their favorite albums.

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“Cloak and Dagger” at Signature

Musical comedy spoof of 1940s film noir on stage through July 6.

Signature Theater is closing out its 2013-14 season with the world premiere of the screwball musical comedy, “Cloak and Dagger,” on stage through July 6.

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At the Columbia Pike Blues Festival

The Blues returned to the Pike on Saturday afternoon, June 14.

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Carnival Cruceno-USA 2014

The third annual Arlington Parade of Santa Cruz-Bolivia Carnival was held Saturday afternoon, June 7, on Four Mile Run in Shirlington.

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Cappies Awarded to High School Theater in Arlington

Cappies Awarded for High School Theater

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.

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Calling All Heroes: Mystery Afoot in the Kingdom

Encore presents 'The 12 Dancing Princesses.'

Uncover the mystery of “The 12 Dancing Princesses” in Encore Stage & Studio’s production running through June 8 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington.

Treats for the Outdoors

Alyssa Devlin and Sarah Schraes enjoy a treat at Nicecream Factory and the spring weather. Both live in the Courthouse area of Arlington.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for June 8-14. Senior trips: Sunday, June 8, Annapolis Secret Garden, Md., $40; Wednesday, June 11, Nemours Mansion, Wilmington, Del., $77 (includes lunch); Friday, June 13, DC Duck Tours, $53; Saturday, June 14, Allenberry Playhouse, Boiling Springs, Pa., lunch and matinee, “Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath,” $68. Call Arlington County 55+ Travel, 703-228-4748. Registration required.

Students Nominated for Cappies

Three of Arlington’s high schools earned 10 nominations from the Cappies of the National Capital Area. The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program for recognizing, celebrating, and providing learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students and teenage playwrights. The winners will be announced at the 15th annual Cappies Gala on Sun, June 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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2014 Portfolio in Motion

With a theme inspired by industrial art, Marymount University’s annual fashion show premiered on May 1. Designer Jhane Barnes received Marymount’s 2014 Designer of the Year Award in recognition of her innovative menswear, textiles, and creative use of mathematics in the design process.